July 26, 2021
Xi Jinping visited the Chinese military hub of Nyingtri that is located in Chinese controlled Tibet.
The contested Himalayan frontier has seen a large build-up of military personnel from both China and India. New Delhi has redirected at least 50,000 extra troops to the border region.
The People’s Republic of China has controlled Tibet for seven decades after they pushed into the region in 1951. China has led a brutal crackdown on any challenge to its rule over Tibetan. Since the demonstrations against Chinese rule in 2008, Beijing has heavily securitised the region.
Xi arrived in the regional capital Lhasa and emphasised the ethnic-assimilation policies whereby Tibetans accept the ultimate control of their affairs by Han Chinese.
Beijing has called these assimilation proposals “ethnic harmony” and an effort to “actively guide Tibetan Buddhism to adapt to a socialist society”.
Edited by：【Himalaya London Club UK】